Jun 16, 2010

Change-up

Moving from the fast-ball series to a nice change-up, high and inside, found at Whiskey River:

ANY MORNING
Just lying on the couch and being happy.
Only humming a little, the quiet sound in the head.
Trouble is busy elsewhere at the moment, it has
so much to do in the world.

People who might judge are mostly asleep; they can't
monitor you all the time, and sometimes they forget.
When dawn flows over the hedge you can
get up and act busy.

Little corners like this, pieces of Heaven
left lying around, can be picked up and saved.
People won't even see that you have them,
they are so light and easy to hide.

Later in the day you can act like the others.
You can shake your head. You can frown.
- William Stafford

3 comments:

Mizz E said...

Hoorah for The Way It Is and the poets.

Jean said...

Me likey.

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Slackorific!